Lee County, Florida, is the ideal place to buy a relaxing vacation or retirement home, or to even raise a family or relocate for military service. The county seat is Ft. Myers, and the biggest city is Cape Coral. The entire county is home to over 600,000 residents. A real estate agency helps in finding a specific property, while we have the information you need to decide whether or not it would be a good home.
Lee County has a rich history. Named for Robert E. Lee, it was the frequent winter residence of such greats as Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Many pioneer families settled in the area, and their descendants still hold claim to prime real estate today. Ft. Myers, formerly the biggest city in Florida, was the site of the Royal Palm Hotel, and the region became famous when the Tamiami Trail Bridge was built.
The Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins have their spring training camps in the county. The biggest employers in the area are mostly government based (health, school, and county systems) although grocery chain Publix is gaining ground quickly and is one of the favored companies to work for in the nation.
Lee County includes several communities besides Ft. Myers and Cape Coral that are highly sought out towns of Sanibel and Bonita Springs. Places to visit in the county include Captiva Island, Boca Grande (Tarpon fishing capital of the world), and the Great Calusa Blueway, where paddling pristine waters for miles is a reality.
If you have an idea of which city or zip code, you are searching in for a home in Lee County, you can use the Real Estate Agent Directory to search for an agent in the area – or search countywide.
You can also find excellent real estate advice for buyers and sellers in our article resource section, stay up to date on trends and news in the industry on our real estate blog, and spend time digging around in our glossary and FAQ pages to inform yourself before you commit to buying a home in Lee County, Florida.
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